Bamboo Groves of Arashiyama and More

After the Monkey Park, we walked to the bamboo groves.

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The walkway through the groves.

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A mossy garden at Nonomiya Shrine.

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A closeup of the bamboo.

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A twisted tree.

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Frogs in a wishing pond.

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A mossy garden in Tenryuji.

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The garden at Tenryuji.

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The roof tiles of Tenryuji.

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Super close-up of hydrangea.

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A close-up of moss.

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A magatama inside of a lantern.

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A replica of the ceiling at Tenryuji.

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A lotus bud.

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A dragon inside the “kimono forest”.

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My mom, Teddy, and I all shared this maccha beer. It was actually pretty good!

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Teddy spotted a foot onsen on the train platform, and that was right up our alley after all the walking we’ve been doing!!

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The onsen.

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My mom and I in the onsen. I felt super rejuvenated after my soak!!

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For dinner, we went to Mumokuteki in Kyoto City. It was delicious. This is the soy meat salad.

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Teddy and I each got the soy milk ramen.

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My mom got root vegetable bolognese.

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Brittany got the tofu hamburger plate.

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After Mom and Brittany went back to the hostel, Teddy and I watched the fire dancers.

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This is Koosuke, the fire dancer.

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Dancing.

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Spinning fire.

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The drummer framed by fire.

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